Werner, Otto

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Otto, German physician, 1879-1936.
Werner disease - hereditary disorder characterized by premature aging. Synonym(s): progeria adultorum; Werner syndrome
Werner syndrome - Synonym(s): Werner disease
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The seasoned chorus master has prepared choirs for Kurt Masur, Michael Tilson Thomas, Herbert Blomstedt, Roger Norrington, John Nelson, Margaret Hillis, Robert Page, Otto Werner Mueller and Robert Shaw.
The syndrome is named after Otto Werner, who in Germany in 1904 reported a family affected by premature aging and said a genetic component was at work.